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Old 04-18-2012, 10:43 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by Mitch Bridge View Post

The most important focus when you walk on the court for a match is not winning! It is representing yourself well ethically and athletically. How do you appear to the other player and fans? Are your line calls fair? Are you cooperating with your opponent or only being competitive? Are you giving your best effort energy-wise and mentally? Are you composed? Secondly, your goal should be to play your best. Get your game together! Now, only after these two priorities are taken care of should you focus on winning. This will greatly enhance your performance, build respect from your opponents and fans, make your parents proud, and, lastly, improve your winning percentage.
That's great advice. I've copied it and emailed it to my daughter.
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